Dan Gun

Meaning

Dan Gun is named after the holy Dan Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2,333BC.

Diagram

Dan-Gun

Terms

English Korean
High punch Nopunde jirugi
Knife-hand guarding block Songkal daebi makgi
Twin forearm block Sang palmok makgi
Forearm rising block Palmok chukyo makgi
Knife-hand side strike Songkal yop taerigi

Moves

Step Position Stance Movement Notes
Parallel Ready Stance Facing ‘D’
1 Middle knife-hand guarding block Right L-stance Move left foot to B
2 High right punch Right walking stance Move right foot to B
3 Middle knife-hand guarding block Left L-stance Move right foot to A Turn clockwise
4 High left punch Left walking stance Move left foot to A
5 Left low outer forearm block Left walking stance Move left foot to D
6 Right high punch Right walking stance Move right foot to D
7 Left high punch Left walking stance Move left foot to D
8 Right high punch Right walking stance Move right foot to D
9 Twin forearm block Right L-stance Move left foot to E Turn anti-clockwise

Left arm is lowest

10 Right high punch Right walking stance Move right foot to E
11 Twin forearm block Right L-stance Move left foot to F Turn anti-clockwise

Left arm is lowest

12 Right high punch Right walking stance Move right foot to F
13 Left low outer forearm block Left walking stance Move left foot to C
14 Left forearm rising block Left walking stance No step 12 and 13 performed in continuous motion
15 Right forearm rising block Right walking stance Move right foot to C
16 Left forearm rising block Left walking stance Move left foot to C
17 Right forearm rising block Right walking stance Move right foot to C
18 Left knife-hand side strike Right L-stance Move left foot to B Turn anti-clockwise
19 Right high punch Right walking stance Move right foot to B
20 Right knife-hand side strike Left L-stance Move right foot to A Turn clockwise
21 Left high punch Left walking stance Move left foot to A
Parallel Ready Stance Left foot to ready posture Facing D